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CO2 - Are We Seeing the Start of the Slowdown?
« on: December 11, 2014, 07:31:20 PM »
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“We see global trends, indicating promising shifts in some of the most relevant sectors for climate protection”, says Jan Burck of Germanwatch, author of the Index. “The rise of emissions has slowed down, and renewables are rapidly growing due to declining costs and massive investments.”

In some countries like Denmark (Rank 4), Sweden (Rank 5) and the United Kingdom (Rank 6) the result is decreasing emissions. On the other side of the globe China, the world’s biggest emitter, shows improvements in the efficiency sector and massive investments in renewables. Most recent developments indicate China’s decade long coal boom seems to be over, offering new hope for global climate protection.

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“Data showing declining emission growth rates together with promising political signs, suggesting that we are able to stabilize global emissions. The Paris Climate Summit in 2015, where countries will make new commitments for climate action, could be a turning point in this respect,” adds Burck.

http://www.evwind.es/2014/12/09/global-co2-emissions-rise-at-lower-rates/49340